TV & Film Awards Winners: Al Jazeera English is Broadcaster of the Year, Done+Dusted is Production Company of the Year

Grand prizes awarded to Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals and Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds S2

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, April 27, 2022 / — New York Festivals® The TV & Film Awards competition has announced the winners of the 2022 Storyteller Gala. World-class content created by global storytellers from 42 countries was celebrated at the virtual Storyteller Gala on April 26.

The TV & Film Awards Grand Jury honored compelling content created by international storytellers across a wide range of genres, including prime-time entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promotions, streaming media and branding movies.

For the sixth consecutive year, Al Jazeera English’s coverage of international issues and diverse themes earned the network the prestigious title of Broadcaster of the Year. The network has received an impressive number of trophies in NYF’s strong list of categories for its various international news and current affairs shows, including The Big Picture, The Listening Post, Fault Lines, Witness, 101 East, Africa Direct and Al Jazeera Investigations.

“We are delighted to be named Broadcaster of the Year by the New York TV & Film Festivals Awards,” said Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. “It is a great honor to have our work recognized by our industry peers. This award goes to the wonderful, dedicated teams at Al Jazeera English who are so committed to reporting and telling the stories that matter. In today’s world, we believe good journalism is more important than ever. And so we are deeply grateful to receive this recognition for the work that we do.

Done+Dusted, a global creator of content, events and experiences, received the award for Production Company of the Year. The British television production and event organization company has won several trophies for its productions, including “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” (Apple TV+), “The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards” (CBS), and “Black Renaissance and “Dear Earth” (Amazon Prime).

“We know we’re not defined by awards, but we also have to admit that it’s kind of nice to receive them. Thank you for the recognition… We feel very honoured.”—Ian Steward, President, Done+Dusted

Grand Prizes 2022

“The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals” – TBI Media – Performing Arts Special. The Grand Award-winning entry was a large-scale television event celebrating the world of musical theater accompanied by a full orchestra. The show, filmed at Manchester’s AO Arena in front of an audience of 10,000, was broadcast on BBC1 and featured performances from the biggest touring and regional West End shows.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win the Grand Prize for the National Lottery’s ‘Grand Night of Musicals’. Thanks to TBI’s extended team – in this case just over 800 people worked on the show. Thanks also to the teams at BBC One and The National Lottery who had the courage to back a great idea, despite great uncertainty at the time. It’s great to see our brilliant theater industry return, they are a much-loved and essential part of the cultural landscape on both sides of the Atlantic. – Phil Critchlow OBE – CEO and Founder – TBI Media

“Aged Home for 4 year olds S2” – Endemol Shine Australia – Social Issues. The second season of the award-winning series won the Grand Award and showcased the early implementation of cross-generational play by taking aging adults into the realm of 4-year-olds.

“I and the incredible team behind the second series of ‘Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds’ (Series 2) are very grateful and honored to be selected at the New York Festivals as the overall winner in the documentary category. about social issues. As Australian filmmakers, we are so proud that for the second time the series has been recognized globally, and also that we have shown the rest of the world how a group of 4 year olds can improve the lives of our elderly, hope this message resonates beyond our shores.—Debbie Cuell, Executive Producer, Endemol Shine Australia

“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” – Done + Dusted – Variety Special. The Grand Winner program solves a crisis of holiday cheer, the solution, the North Pole knows there’s only one person who can save the day. Santa’s great friend Mariah Carey, Queen of Christmas, is featured in this star-studded show that will delight the world.

The New York Festivals Storytellers Gala honored CBS Sports President Sean McManus with the twelfth annual New York Festival® Life Achievement Award. Greg Gumbel, television sports commentator for CBS Sports, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. McManus

New for 2022, the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has launched the WaterBear Award for the highest rated documentary in the categories Climate Change & Sustainability, Environment & Ecology, and Nature & Wildlife. NYF and WaterBear Network honored “Hippo King” (Terra Mater Studios GmbH) Nature & Wildlife with the first WaterBear Award.

The focus was on gripping documentaries in a variety of categories. Gold trophy winners include “Introducing, Selma Blair” and “Francesco” (discovery +), “Race To Feed The World – A Question of Space” (Make Waves Pte Ltd/ CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd), “Drain the Oceans – The First Americans” (Mallinson Sadler Productions/National Geographic Channel), “Dear and the Loneliest Elephant” (Terra Mater Studios GmbH), “Circular Economy” (German Television ZDF), “NASA Mars Landing: Inside the Mission” (Windfall Films/Discovery Science), “The Wimbledon Kidnapping” (Caravan Media for Sky Documentaries, UK), “Evolve” (Beach House Pictures PTE Ltd.), “The Atom Araullo Specials: Young Arms” ( GMA Network, Inc.), “Addicted Australia” (Blackfella Films Pty Ltd), “Framed” (Marc Fennell/SBS Australia), “Surviving Torture” (Off The Grid-TRT World), “Science of Cooking” (EBS ( Korea Educational Broadcasting System), “Shadows” (Xebec Media Ltd) and “Solo Dance” (Public Television Service Foundation – PTS Taiwan).

Entertaining entries attracted viewers. Gold winners include “All Creatures Great and Small Series 2” (Playground Entertainment), “Staged 2” (GCB/Infinity Hill), “Dark Woods” (Bavaria Fiction), “The Envoys” (VIS & Paramount+), “Germinal” (Banijay Rights)”, El Marginal Season 4″ (Telemundo Streaming Studios/ Underground Producciones), “It’s A Sin” (RED Production Company) and “Trigger Point” (HTM Television).

Entertainment specials captivated viewers. Gold-winning entries include “Team GB Homecoming” and “Paralympics GB Homecoming” (TBI Media), “Multishow Music Awards 2021” (Globo Comunicações e Participações SA) and “A Musical Toast to 2022” (China Global Television Network ( CGTN).

News coverage, news reports and investigative reports from around the world took top honors. Gold winners include “The Listening Post – The Forever War: 20 Years After 9/11”, “All Hail the Lockdown”, “Africa Direct” and “101 East – Inside Myanmar’s Crackdown” (Al Jazeera English). Additional Gold Winning Entries: “Afghanistan: War Comes Home” and “On Assignment with Richard Engel: Enemy of the State” (NBC News) and “Breathe Again: India’s Battle Against COVID ” (Blue Petal Films).

Sports programming entertained and engaged fans. Gold-winning ESPN content includes: ‘SC Featured: Not Alone’ (ESPN), ‘Black History Always Special I Run with Maud’, ‘Black History Always Special A Love Letter to Black Women’ and ‘Black History Always Special : Finding Free” (ESPN Undefeated). Additional gold-winning sports content: “B1G Story: George Taliaferro” (Big Ten Network) and “Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premiere League” (Story Films and Studio 99 for BBC Two).

Promotions enticed viewers to tune in. Gold winners include “Christmas Greetings From The Corleone Family” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Creative Center Iberia), “Universe” and “Drama on Brit” (BBC Studios), “2020 Tokyo Olympic Corporate Image” (Television Broadcasts Limited), “ABC I VIEW ‘DON’T BE SUPRISED'” (Australian Broadcasting Corp. Sydney) and “Winter Wonderland – Christmas IDs 2020” (Luxlotusliner GmbH).

The corporate and branding film conveyed the company’s mission and ethos to consumers. Gold award winners include: The Edge Picture Company, Media Zoo Ltd., Zerotrillion, Seed Audio-Visual Communication, HK Television Entertainment Company Limited, Content Engine @ Shell’s Creative Solutions, B 4 mountain, Dentsu Creative Cube Inc. and ZDK.

All entries for the 2022 competition were judged online and screened by the NYF TV & Film Awards Grand Jury comprised of more than 200 producers, directors, writers and other creative media professionals from around the world.

The winning entries were announced at the virtual New York Festivals 2022 Storytellers Gala event taking place on April 26 at 6:00 PM EST. All TV & Film Awards winning entries are featured in the 2022 Winners Gallery:

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